Calendar of events 2008
June 2008
June 2: Board Meeting – Maggie Mae's – dinner @ 6:30 pm – meeting @ 7:30 pm.
June 3, 10, 17, 24: Tuesday work sessions – 7-9 pm – PPNG club room.
June 6, 27: Friday work sessions – 7-9 pm – PPNG club room.
June 7: Limon Railroad Days - Meet @ old Grocery Warehouse @ Constitution & Powers @ 9 am.
Run trains @ PPNG club room 9-11 am.
June 12: Load MTL @ 5pm & head to Western Museum of Mining & Industry to setup.
June 13, 14, 15: Western Museum of Mining & Industry show – 9 am to 4 pm daily.
June 20: Business Meeting – 7-9 pm – PPNG club room
June 21, 28: Run Trains – 9-11 am – PPNG club room.
Limon Railroad Days June 7th
For those of you interested in going to this show the meeting place will be the Old Grocery Warehouse parking lot at Constitution Av and Powers Blvd. Be there by 9 am to carpool out.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry Show
During this show we are allowed to sell spikes and some other club stuff. We will be doing two or three hands on tree clinics each day during the show. Sign up with Rick if you are interested in assisting with this important show. We need a couple of people who would like to do the tree clinics. The materials are available in the club room.

4th Annual Historic Georgetown Railroad & Mining Days
Rick, Lester, Ron, Mary & Mike met at storage at noon and loaded the MTL. Rick, Mary & Mike then headed to the Monument Park & Ride to meet Chris then head over to Rosie’s for lunch. Everything seemed to be going fine until we were headed up I-70. First of all Rick’s power steering started acting up. Then our van was hit on the passenger side by a large rock. What a way to start a weekend show!! We made to Georgetown with no other incidents and looked for the community center. We ended up walking around to find it as it was raining & snowing at the same time. As we got the trailer positioned to unload, the rain & snow quit. The rest of the weekend was beautiful. We had the whole hall to ourselves. To keep at least a 4’ isle we opted to use the 14’X22’ setup which worked out just fine.
We started at 9 am to get ready for the show. Some minor repairs to scenery and some electronics then we were ready. Saturday was pretty slow I think we had maybe 85 people. We were in competition with the burrow races. Sunday proved to be a better day. We had a steady flow of visitors and many return visitors from the day before.
We were able to get the trailer in a position to load without having to maneuver too much. We were loaded by 5:30 pm and on our way home.
Over all it was a good show. We had great accommodations and at a rate cheaper than was quoted. We found a couple of restaurants where the food was good and plentiful. We met a few of the local town’s people and in general had a good time. We have been invited back for next year.

Club Shirts & Jackets
We have had a request to order some more shirts and add club jackets to the list. There is a signup sheet on the club bulletin board. To get the discount price at least 12 items have to be ordered. The cutoff for ordering will be the July business meeting. At that time we will collect the money for shirts & Jackets and turn in the order. If you order a jacket be sure to put down the size you need. Once the jackets arrive you will need to go and try it on before the logo is added.

Cumbres & Toltec Railroad trip
The club is taking reservations for the Cumbers & Toltec scenic railroad trip. The date for this event is September 20. The plan is to carpool to Chama, NM on Friday September 19. Ride the train from Chama to Antinito then ride a bus back to Chama for the night. Leave for home on September 21. Prices and hotel information will be in either the July or August Railhead.

The club is doing clinics after the business meetings. So far we have covered ballasting, Using Hydrocal and tree making. Additional hands on clinics are on going on Tuesday & Friday nights for those interested. The clinic after the June business meeting will cover making rock molds.

John, Mary, Chris & Rick before the show

Original Georgetown Depot

Our own sign

We did have a few wrecks